The National Theatre’s forthcoming production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, which begins performances April 11 prior to a press day on May 4, has announced dates for its NT Live broadcasts.
Part One: Millennium Approaches will be seen in cinemas from July 20, with Part Two: Perestroika in cinemas from July 27.
Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, James McArdle, Russell Tovey, and Denise Gough topline the production. The cast also features Stuart Angell, Susan Brown, Laura Caldow, Claire Lambert, Amanda Lawrence, Becky Namgauds, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Stan West, and Lewis Wilkins.
It is directed by Marianne Elliott and designed by Ian MacNeil, with costumes by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Paule Constable, choreography and movement by Robby Graham, music by Adrian Sutton, sound by Ian Dickinson, puppetry designers Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, puppetry director and movement Finn Caldwell, illusions by Chris Fisher, aerial direction by Gwen Hales, and fight direction by Kate Waters.
Millennium Approaches received its British premiere at the National Theatre’s Cottesloe Theatre in 1992, in Declan Donnellan’s original production, and was joined by Perestroika in a double-bill the following year. This production coincides with the 25th anniversary of the premiere.
In a press statement, Andrew Garfield, who will play Prior Walter, commented, “I feel tremendously grateful and healthily daunted at the prospect of being back in a rehearsal room at the NT to attempt to scale the mountain of Tony Kushner's masterpiece Angels in America. Thanking God or some other divine force to have Marianne Elliot as our intrepid leader and this incredible company of actors to share the adventure with. What a gift to work on and offer up this play that feels so urgent at this very moment, for all of our souls.”
Lane, who will play Roy Cohn, adds, “I am very honored to be making my NT debut with such a distinguished cast under the direction of the brilliant Marianne Elliott in Tony Kushner's masterpiece. In light of recent political events here in the U.S. I can't think of a better or more timely play to be doing.”
For further details, and to book tickets, visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/angels-in-america.